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Lunch Ideas for Toddlers

Charlie S Jan 23, 2019
Most mothers of toddlers are quite confused, while thinking of lunch ideas for toddlers. Here are some healthy lunch ideas which will prove to be very beneficial for your child. To know more, read on.
Preparing food for toddlers is definitely not an easy task. Apart from the likes and dislikes of toddlers, we have to think about the nutritive value of the food and whether it will suit the toddler.
Some toddlers are moody and refuse to eat certain foods, as they do not like their taste. Given are some easy lunch ideas for toddlers which can be both, tasty and nutritious.


Sandwiches, especially those made from sprouted bread, can be one of the best lunches for toddlers. Cut the bread into small pieces, which will make it convenient for your toddler to eat.
When you make sandwiches for toddlers, you can use fillings, such as avocado, chicken, cheese or eggs, which are mashed.
You can make delicious sandwiches with ham and vegetables by using cooked ham, a spoon of mustard, butter, bread slices, pearl onion and a cup of mayonnaise. According to studies, pearl onions can be included in toddler food, as they are comparatively mild.
The first step of the preparation is to add mustard and mayonnaise to the ham, then add pearl onion and celery to it in a bowl. Mix these ingredients well. Take a slice of bread and fill it with this mixture and place another side over it. The buttered slices of bread would taste better. Cut the slices properly and serve them in an attractive way.

Bean Salads

Salads are considered to be one of the best foods for toddlers. Your toddler will certainly like the bean salads, which are quite easy to prepare.
To make the bean salads, you will need ten to twelve ounces of drained and rinsed beans, chopped pearl onion, a spoon of wine vinegar, vegetable oil, a couple of chopped apples, salt and sauce.
Take a bowl and add beans, celery, apples and the pearl onions to it. To this mixture, you need to add vinegar oil, salt and sauce and mix it properly.
The bowl should have a firm cover and must be kept in a refrigerator for around thirty minutes. Serve the dish to your toddler, keeping in mind how much he will be able to eat.

Tortilla Wraps

Foods for toddlers can include tortilla wrap. To prepare tortilla wrap, you will need spinach leaves, grated Parmesan cheese, pearl onion, mayonnaise, Swiss cheese, tomato slices, tortilla, pepper and salt.
Here is the procedure for preparing the tortilla wrap. Take Parmesan cheese and mayonnaise in a bowl and add slices of tomato, pearl onion, spinach, cheese and turkey. Spread this mixture evenly over the tortilla. Sprinkle salt over it, before rolling the tortilla. Chop the tortilla properly into pieces and then baked in the oven.

More Ideas

  • Yogurt
  • Grilled cheese
  • Pasta salad
  • Cheese melts
  • Cream cheese and jelly
  • Banana fries
  • Nutritious fruits and vegetables
Rice cakes and crackers with cheese are believed to be fine foods for toddlers. There are many soups, which are good for toddlers. Most of these soups have low sodium content.
Chicken soup, noodle soup, pumpkin soup and tomato soup are some other options. Boiled eggs, omelets, pumpkin bread, humus and crackers, and pancakes are some more foods that your toddler will like.
These are some of the finest lunch ideas that toddlers will enjoy. You can even consult a nutritionist or a pediatrician, to know which foods are suitable for your toddler.